The Lord gives grace and glory … O Lord of hosts, how blessed is the man who trusts in Thee! (Psalm 84:11-12)
He exults in the blessedness of the person who trust in the God of all grace. We need to let it sink in that grace is not only gotten by faith, but glorified by faith. This doubles our blessing in being people who trust in God. On the one hand, we long for the blessings of God’s future grace, and they come to us by faith. But on the other hand, we long for God’s grace to be glorified in our lives, and this too comes by faith. Faith receives the goodness of future grace, and faith reflect the glory of future grace. It is a double wonder. These two things are not at odds — our receiving the joy and God getting the glory. O, how this should set our hearts on a passionate quest to trust God hour by hour for all the need — for God’s sake! Every moment of faith is a tribute to his grace.
By John Piper, in Future Grace